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Midlands high school student quarantined over Ebola

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Some Irmo High students think the school overracted while others think the school handled the Ebola issue well. Some Irmo High students think the school overracted while others think the school handled the Ebola issue well.
Devon Duong is not worried about the threat of Ebola spreading to his business beside the High School. Devon Duong is not worried about the threat of Ebola spreading to his business beside the High School.

By: Brennan Reh

A Midlands high school quarantined one of its students as a precautionary measure after learning one of the student's parents just returned from West Africa.  The unidentified Irmo High School student was asked to stay home for two weeks.

News of the quarantine worried some parents and students.  The school emphasized that the student has not been in contact with Ebola and no reason or knowledge to believe the student's parent has been exposed to Ebola.

"I don't think it's fair but maybe it's what they needed to do.  I think they did a good job because if he had Ebola, he could've gotten everyone infected," said one Irmo high school student.

Some feel the school overreacted in this situation.

"It's one person.  It's not like 15 kids have Ebola.  And this kid could not even have Ebola.  I don't think we should worry about it.  Be cautious...But, I think we should be alright," said Devon Duong who works in a building next to the high school. 

A school spokesperson said the student's teachers are submitting assignments electronically for the student to complete.  The student will return to school November third after being cleared by doctors.

The student's father spent the last couple of months in Senegal where there has been one reported Ebola case.

 

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